Fr. Mathias Thelen S.T.L.

Encounter Ministries Senior Leader

Father Mathias is the senior leader of Encounter Ministries.

Fr. Mathias was born in Fowler, Michigan in 1982. After two years at Grand Valley State University, he transferred into the University of St Thomas in St Paul, MN where he attended St John Vianney College Seminary. In 2006 he graduated with bachelor degrees in both Philosophy and Catholic Studies. He attended Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit for his graduation seminary formation and after graduation he was ordained a priest on June 11, 2010 for the Diocese of Lansing.

From 2010-2013 he was the Parochial Vicar at Queen of the Miraculous Medal Church in Jackson, MI and Sacramental Minister of Our Lady of Fatima in Michigan Center, MI. From June 2013-2014 he served as Administrator of St Mary’s Parish in Westphalia, MI. He is currently serving as the pastor of St. Patrick Church in Brighton, MI.

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